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"Sometimes we live in a worn down, worn out side of town, but even there, there is beauty: the beauty of trash cans and alley cats and trees that bloom seemingly without reason. And the people we meet, they’re the right kind: full of intelligence, full of heart."

-Kevin Rabas


"The natural world vaults to life in [these] cinematic poems . . . with exquisite and reverent attention to detail, Sheldon reveals the small rescues of our everyday lives and the miracle of nature that is both violent and beautiful.” 

-Hadara Bar-Nadav

"Sheldon's writing is clean, clear, and as accessible as Jane Kenyon’s and Mary Oliver’s, but beneath the surface of these poems runs a vein of pure linguistic gold. There are no slack moments in this book."

-R. Nikolas Macioci


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